Thomas the prayer aid?

At the Thursday community meal in our Prayer Cycle yesterday: Physical aids for prayer were considered thanks to Ginny (and baby Tabitha) and examples passed around including the mayBe prayer figures. Ezra showed a strong preference for Thomas the Tank Engine whilst others had a go a making and then using some prayer beads. We had 4 beads each with 3 knots between them and used them to pray together for the world, mayBe, ourselves and something/someone on our minds/hearts. The knots gave us a trinity shaped prayer (our father, jesus prayer, come holy spirit) for each of the 4 prayer foci. Doing it together was really supportive and created a prayerful space between and within us. And there were chocolate biscuits!

by Sam